Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, June 16
Sir Lancelot of St. Louis fell short in his joust against Livan the Ageless and the Nationals last night, disappointing 11.9 percent of Streakland’s loyal inhabitants in the process.
The rest of the day’s five most popular selections brought glory to their names and honor to their houses, however, emerging from the field of battle tired and dirtied but unscathed.
Polish your armor and sharpen your swords, gamers: Thursday is just another chapter in the season-long battle for the throne of this Streak game.
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Alexei Ramirez: .385 (10-for-26) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
Lance Berkman: .457 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan
Michael Cuddyer: .340 (16-for-47) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Delmon Young: .394 (13-for-33) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Placido Polanco: .375 (12-for-32) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez
Kevin Youkilis: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Rays starter David Price
Feeling kinda spicy?
Conor Jackson: .424 (14-for-33) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis
John Buck: .409 (9-for-22) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Cliff Lee
You’ll thank me later …
Michael Brantley: .000 (0-for-9) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer
Chase Utley: .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez
Paul Konerko: .194 (7-for-36) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
Alex Rodriguez: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson
David Ortiz: .167 (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Rays starter David Price
Jdc5850 and sebringt remain co-lords of the realm after pushing their respective streaks to 30 games on Wednesday. Today will be the true test of valor, however, as each has a chance to match the season leaders at 31. Our prediction: Two will enter the arena, but only one will emerge.
Top MLB streakers
Andrew McCutchen: 14 games
Ian Desmond: 9 games
Carlos Gonzalez: 9 games
Matt Kemp: 9 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Domonic Brown: (4 HR this season) vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez